I've now owned 2 of these wonderful SUVs back to back. I can't begin to tell you how safe and comfortable I feel when driving. The V8 gives me the power to get moving. I've owned only one other car I was this crazy about and it was a 1977 630 BMW. I drove it for 12 years and put 228,000 miles on it. I guess I'm just a big fan of Bimmers.